A mental out-patient is mistaken for a missing wealthy man and a con man takes advantage of the situation.

Director:

Maurice Phillips

Writer:

Ziggy Steinberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pryor ... Eddie Dash
Gene Wilder ... George / Abe Fielding
Mercedes Ruehl ... Elaine
Stephen Lang ... Dibbs
Vanessa Williams ... Gloria
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Al
Peter Michael Goetz ... Therapist
Billy Beck ... Harry
Jerry Houser ... Tim
Kevin Pollak ... Phil
Craig Richard Nelson ... Walt
Kandis Chappell Kandis Chappell ... Gail
Elsa Raven ... Volunteer
Catherine E. Coulson ... Nurse
Norman Glasser Norman Glasser ... Male Patient
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Storyline

George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire Abe, Eddie wants to take advantage of the situation. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Meet two big liars. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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The promotional posters that were used in video shops claimed that the picture won "72 film awards". See more »

Quotes

George: Geez, I still can't get this guy to take a drink! By the way, Rupert, this is my best friend, Eddie.
Rupert Dibbs: Elaine!
Eddie Dash: No, Eddie.
Elaine: Rupert! What are you doing here?
Rupert Dibbs: Well, I had actually come to see you, but now that Abe is back, I actually need him to sign a few papers.
George: OK!
Rupert Dibbs: All right. Abe, if you would just...
George: You want my Abe Fielding on that?
Rupert Dibbs: Yes.
George: OK!
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Crazy Credits

As the TriStar Pictures logo plays out, Eddie Dash swears at the sight of the horse getting wings, causing it to crash offscreen. See more »

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YODELAINE
Written by Bettyanne Roberts
Performed by Kenny Roberts and Ruth Fueglistaller
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Richard Pryor And Gene Wilder Once Again Work Well Together
23 October 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

In this 1991 Tristar Pictures release, Richard Pryor once again portrays a con man and once again Gene Wilder is his costar. Their fourth collaboration may most likely be their last as Pryor's increasing signs of multiple sclerosis made filming extremely difficult for him to get through. It's a real shame in the world of contemporary film comedy as Pryor's possible cinematic swan song (if you don't count his cameos in two 1996 films, "Lost Highway" and "Trigger Happy") turns out to be one of his funniest films and best performances. Pryor portrays Eddie Dash, a con man who has just been released from prison but still has to serve time for community service. He is assigned to be a public escort for a pathological liar (Wilder) who has just been released from a mental hospital. What Pryor doesn't initially know about Wilder is that he is the pawn in a scam to claim a brewery inheritance. The two of them eventually wind up running for their lives when some greedy businessmen decide that they want to cash in on the fortune. Plenty of funny moments from the always dependable duo of Pryor and Wilder.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another You See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,537,965, 28 July 1991

Gross USA:

$2,865,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,865,916
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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